Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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I have upgraded my system from 12.04 to 14.04 after restart when im tried to login authenication error came

I have upgraded my system from 12.04 to 14.04. After restart, when I tried to login, an authentication error came. After that, I used sudo apt-get install -f and rebooted the system. I didn't get any ...
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Window manager won't start after upgrade to Trusty

I recently upgraded my desktop from 13.04 to 14.04. I see the normal graphical login screen, and I'm able to enter my username and password. However, after entering my login information, nothing seems ...
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Upgrade from 12.04lts to 14.04lts login loop

Kinda a newb but I upgraded from 12 to 14 when I did I changed my login password now when I try and login I get into a loop, if I do this I can login in "These suggested instructions apply to my case ...
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Server Upgrade an 'end-of-life' Server from ISO over SSH

I have read that it is possible to upgrade ubuntu from an ISO image, but would the same be possible from a remote location over SSH? After mounting the ISO, what command would I use to upgrade? I ask ...
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Software update error: Package operation failed

Whenever I'm prompted to install software updates, I get the error: The installation or removal of a software package failed. When I run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade this ...
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Problem upgrading from Kubuntu 12.04.4 to 14.04

Good morning, I have Kubuntu 12.04.4 LTS and would like to upgrade to 14.04 LTS. I tried to follow the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TrustyUpgrades/Kubuntu/12.04LTS but after ...
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please help, cant open files/folders after upgrade, emergency

Help me please :(, I recommended to a friend to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, but he had no backup of his files. When the upgrade proccessfinished and he rebooted his laptop, after login, he tried t ...
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Gedit crashes on opening having upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 So far its still pretty broken - using gnome flashback things see 'off' and I cannot quite put my finger on the problems. Lots and lots of system crashes and error ...
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Want to upgrade my Inspiron 7520 to Ubuntu 14.04 But Dual Video Cards is a Problem

I have Inspiron 7520. Rig is: Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM CPU @ 2.10GHz × 8, RAM: 8GB, Graphics: Intel HD 4000 (cpu), AMD Radeon 7730M (gpu) under 64bit OS. My problem here is switchable ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 for better WIFI connection - Any problems to be expected?

Since upgrading from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 on my ACER Aspire One D270 I have problems with WIFI-connectivity. I was planning now to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 hoping to solve this problem. On reading the ...
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14.04 Laptop and screen problems

I have recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 (Ubuntu) and I have contracted several problems. First being my laptop's power occasionally cuts out (Like the battery has been pulled out, and I have to ...
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Chrome and Firefox not working/slow

Chrome has stopped working and Firefox is slow, sometimes so slow that it does not work at all. I have tried installing Chromium, but the effects were the same. I uninstalled Chrome and then updated ...
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Computer Shut Off During Ubuntu 13.10 -> 14.04 Upgrade. Please Help

So my computer was originally running windows 8 when I got it and I installed ubuntu (13.04 or 13.10 i think) along side it so I could dual boot. Tonight I did the upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 and my ...
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Upgrage 13.10 to 14.04 is stucked in Debconf

I am upgrading ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LTS. During upgrade a popup come and message is "what do you want to do about configuration file php.ini? " then I select "start a new shell to examine the ...
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Really SLOW update/upgrade and other problems - where to start to diagnose/solve?

Last October I rebuilt my desktop and installed the AMD64 version of 13.10. I have an MSI H87M-E33 Intel H87 motherboard, an Intel Core i3-4130 (Haswell) processor 4GB RAM Crucial V4 64GB SSD Most ...
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apt-get update/upgrade not finding latest version of Percona server

I've got Percona DB 5.6 on several 12.04 servers. On a few of them, I've been able to successfully upgrade to the latest version (5.6.17) using apt-get update apt-get upgrade On several others, ...
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When can I suspend do-release-upgrade? What's the risk?

I had to suspend a running do-release-upgrade, after it was already going on an hour or so. Doing Ctrl+z was easy, the program did stop. Understanding what that means, technically, seems to be ...
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I cannot use letter “o” with my keyboard. (Ubuntu 14.04) - Dell xps 17 702x

After I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and then 14.04 right after, I cannot use caracter/letter "o" with my keyboard anymore. I didn't customize any shrotcut and no shortcut with this letter is ...
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13.10 to 14.04 LTS Firefox, email and desktop problems

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 LTS last week. There are a few problems: Outlook: keeps saying to upgrade to the newest Firefox (Firefox says it's the most updated version), it won't load properly ...
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Python pip says AttributeError with xmlrpc

I got this error when i update pip. /usr/local/bin/pip run on Tue May 6 15:03:16 2014 Exception: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Upgrade conflicts with some packages, in particular - Violetland

Ubuntu 12.04's last upgrade deleted game "Violetland". When I tried to (re)install it, it wants two older packages The following packages have unmet dependencies: violetland : Depends: ...
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Ubuntu 14 upgrade fatal error

When I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 14 from 13, I received a fatal error. It was opening and installing the files, but said gnome had a problem and something about a directory couldn't be found or ...
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Update failed because of power failure, and I cannot open further

I have tried to upgrade ubuntu 13.10 saucy to 14.04 Trusty Tahr, and somehow my laptop power failed, I failed to note where it stopped. What are the things I can do, to debug it, and to fix it. What ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade: Filesystem check or mount failed

I had a power failure while upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 and and ended up with a couple of problems. First I ended up the "system is running in low-graphics mode" error described here and managed to ...
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Cannot connect to home wireless after upgrading to 14.04 from 13.10, still able to connect to my phone hotspot though?

I'm no longer able to connect to my home wireless since upgrading to 14.04, though my other devices still connect to it fine. The problem computer can still see all the available wireless SSID's, and ...
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Is it posible to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 from Ubuntu 10.04?

I have 2 PCs (works as a LAMP servers) with 10.04.4 LTS 12.04.2 LTS And I want to upgrade to the last LTS (14.04). I don't want to lose my data (unfortunately I don't have space to copy the ...
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Remote control for distribution upgrade

I've launched distribution upgrade (from 13.10 to 14.04) in Unity. Upgrade is running, but at the moment I don't have physical access to that machine (SSH is active) How can I verify in shell status ...
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Settings pages doesn't display properly after dist-upgrade

I added the main Gnome PPA to get latest "Nautilus" version. Because Ubuntu repository has old one. After dist-upgrade mouse cursor disappeared I already fix it. Also settings page do not display ...
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How to save/reinstall Ubuntu without LiveUSB

Been using Ubuntu for years, consider myself kind of an advanced user, and I assure you I have spent the better half of the day trying things and googling around. Here's what happened: Upgraded my ...
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After upgrade I cannot type in any windows

I run Ubuntu 13.10 on a 64 bits machine. Last Friday I had an automatic update. After that I cannot type in any window, terminal, Gedit, Firefox... but I can navigate my files in File Explorer using ...
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Upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 through ssh

I was upgrading my ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 through ssh. The download completed successfully but during the installation my ssh connection break. How can I install these upgraded files because any time I ...
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How can I upgrade from 12.10 to 13.10 via terminal using USB rather than from internet?

While upgrading from 12.10 to 13.10 I was unable to select the upgrade option as follow, the same happened while I was trying to upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 booting from USB Presently I have a ...
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The computer dead after upgrading ubuntu

In the middle of upgrading my Ubuntu installation to the latest version, my computer turned off (the battery ran out), and now my computer doesn't work - even when I try to run the system from boot ...
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problem installing and dual booting ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 8 on dell inspiron 3537

I recently bought a windows 8 pre-installed dell laptop. I created a boot-able USB using LiLi bootable USB creator with 13.04 iso file for 64-bit (amd64) downloaded from ubuntu official site and ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 12.4 shutdown in the middle of installation, and now i cant even run it live

I have had ubuntu 10.04 until yesterday, when my dad got home with a disc that has 12.4 on it, i quickly put it into the laptop and started the install, and everything was going fine, but apparently ...
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dpkg: error processing cgroup-lite (--configure)

i upgrade ubuntu 12.04 server today and i found with this error: # apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree....... Reading state information... Done The following ...
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kubuntu System GUI radically changed after upgrade

Yesterday I did a full system upgrade, and now the GUI has changed in a way that makes the system very difficult to operate. On the top bar of the windows there are no longer the close, expand, ...
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Accidental running of do-release-upgrade

Accidentally I ran sudo do-release-upgrade -d And stopped it. But it seems it has changed my Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 sources and if I update the system it will be automatically upgraded. How can I ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a machine remotely using local system resources?

I'm doing an upgrade on a little Intel Atom "nettop". It's extremely slow and takes somewhere around an hour to do a release upgrade. I'm looking to improve that. This question follows a slightly ...
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Can I delete “generic” kernel if I use “low latency”?

I currently can't update my release as there is not enough space on boot. I just have the one kernel version there, but seem to have both the Generic and Low Latency versions. uname -r just shows ...
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Upgrade to 13.10 failed

Did the upgrade, after the downloads it started the upgrade, then stopped at the "downloading Flash".. It stopped there for over an hour so I had no choice but to shut it down. Now when it boots ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 - issues

I am having trouble upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. I see this message appear during installation: How would one go about fixing this issue?
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Least impact upgrade to latest ubuntu from old version

I am looking to upgrade from 13.04 to the upcoming 13.10 but have a few questions about how to handle the upgrade whilst having the least impact on my current setup. I have these partitions on my ...
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Why does Ubuntu allow me to only upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 Alpha Release?

I have Ubuntu 12.10, and I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04. But what is weird is that Ubuntu only allows me to update to 'Ubuntu 13.04 Alpha Release. I don't get it. Some people say to go to software ...
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Can't update anymore since the upgrade to 13.04 broke down

A few days ago I tried to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 but in the middle of the upgrade my computer shut down due to power problems in my house. After I booted my computer again there was a problem ...
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dpkg error when installing linux

After running: sudo apt-get -f install or sudo apt-get install linux this error appears: dpkg: error processing linux-generic (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: ...
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Ubuntu dependency problems after `do-release-upgrade`

I recently performed do-release-upgrade, and it appears to have broken some of my packages. I can't properly apt-get autoremove or apt-get upgrade any more. $ sudo apt-get install -f ... Errors ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 upgrade failed

Today I upgraded to 13.04 (from 12.10) and I already regret doing this because while upgrading my whole system froze (waited for more than 2 hours) and I had to use a hard shutdown. Since that moment ...
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How can I complete the failed upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I tried to upgrade to 12.04 LTS but it got stuck at 36 minutes to complete upgrading. I restarted the computer and cannot boot my previous version of Ubuntu 2.6.32. It stuck at this message: since ...
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Can not install phpmyadmin and mysql

after an interrupted upgrade of ubuntu 10.04 server LTS to ubuntu 12.04 server LTS somethings weren't installed correctly. Anyways I installed apache, ftp, phpmyadmin etc. At some point I deleted some ...